Oil on Canvas
14 3/4 x 25 3/4 inches
Eliot Clark was born in New York, New York in 1883. He was the son of landscape painter Walter Clark whom he accompanied on painting trips to Chadds Ford, Gloucester, and Ogunquit. While he began as a tonalist landscape painter, he turned toward Impressionism, working in oils, watercolors, and pastels. As a teenager, he and his father accompanied Twachtman, J.F.Murphy, and Potthast on painting excursions. In 1904, he spent a month in Giverny, then studied Barbizon works at the Louvre in Paris. He then traveled to London and Belgium, and made a walking tour of the Swiss, German, and Italian Alps. He continued to Venice, Ferrara, Bologna, Florence, Capri, and Naples; thence to Spain, studying at the Prado and in Toledo. In 1912, he was in the Grand Canyon, New Mexico, the Painted Desert, and northern Arizona; in 1913 he was painting in Yosemite. From 1922-32, he lived in Kent, CT; then moved to Albemarle County, VA, where he painted the Blue Ridge country. Steeped in eastern philosophy, he made a trip to Tibet in 1937-38, which caused him to reflect mysticism and dreams in his paintings. In 1939 he re-established his studio in NYC until he moved back to Albemarle County, VA, in 1959.
Studied ASL, with J. Twachtman; W. Clark; and in Europe, 1904-06
Member NA, 1944 (pres.); AWCS (pres.); Allied Artists Am.; NSS; NAC
Exhibited NYWC, 1892; Boston AC; NAD; SAA; AWCS; AIC; St. Louis AM; Boston (solo); Corcoran Gal.; Katz Gal.; Carnegie Inst.; PAFA; Albright Art Gal.; CAM; Milwaukee AI; NYC; Telfair Acad; Campanile Gal.; Love Ga., Chicago; Dixon Gal., Memphis, 1980
Work MMA; Muncie AA; NAD; NAC; Baltimore Mus. Art; Dayton Mus. Art; Dayton AI; Wichita Falls Women’s Club; Ft. Worth Women’s Club; San Antonio Women’s Club; San Antonio Art Mus